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English Education

Graduate Program

There are four different graduate program plans.  Three of these lead to a Master's Degree and New York State Certification while the fourth program is a non-degree, credentialing process available only to candidates who currently hold both an undergraduate and advanced degree in English or an English related discipline.

Course Requirements for M.A. in English Education with NY State Initial Certification (40 credits)
(Replacing the former Provisional Certification, this course of study is designed for students with little or no background in Education or English Education holding an undergraduate degree in English or an English related discipline.)

Printable Version of Initial Planning Form (pdf file)
4 credits: EDSE 1100E English Methods
4 credits: EDSE 0300E English Curriculum
3 credits: EDSE 1202E Teaching Reading
3 credits: EDSE 0200I Master's Project: English Education Thesis
3 credits: EDUC 0500A Adolescent Learning & Development
2 credits: EDSE 0600A Issues for Secondary Teachers
3 credits: EDLS 5000K Introduction to Inclusive Education
0 credits: EDUC 1900G Health Education Seminars
3 credits: EDUC 0600G Supervised Student Teaching
3 credits: EDSE 1500E Teaching Writing
3 credits: ENGL 4400E Structure and Growth of the English Language
3 credits: ENGLISH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
3 credits: ENGLISH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
3 credits: ENGLISH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
Additional Requirements: Combined course work, undergraduate & graduate, must include a total of 36 credits in English, ATSW Score Report, and membership in a professional organization.

Course Requirements for M.A. in English Education with NY State Professional Certification (31 credits)
(Replacing the former Permanent Certification, this course of study is designed for students with a strong background in Education or English Education and who currently have a license to teach Secondary English.)

Printable Version of Professional Planning Form (pdf file)
3 credits: EDUC 1202E Teaching Reading
4 credits: EDSE 0300E English Curriculum
3 credits: EDSE 0200I Master's Project: English Education Thesis
3 credits: EDSE 1500E Teaching Writing
3 credits: EDLS 5000K Introduction to Inclusive Education
3 credits: ENGLISH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
3 credits: ENGLISH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
3 credits: ENGL 4400E Structure and Growth of the English Language
3 credits: ENGLISH ELECTIVE
3 credits: ENGLISH ELECTIVE
Additional Requirements: Combined course work, undergraduate & graduate, must include a total of 36 credits in English, ATSW Score Report, and membership in a professional organization.

Graduate Credential Program leading to NY State Advanced Certification (25 credits)
(This course of study is restricted to students with both an undergraduate and advanced degree in English or Rhetoric & Composition.)

Printable Version of Advanced Planning Form (pdf file)
4 credits: EDSE 1100E Methods
3 credits: EDSE 1202E Teaching Reading
4 credits: EDSE 0300E Curriculum Development
3 credits: EDSE 1500E Teaching Writing
3 credits: EDUC 0500A Adolescent Psychology
3 credits: EDLS 5000K Introduction to Inclusive Education
2 credits: EDSE 0600A Issues for Secondary Teachers
3 credits: EDUC 0600G Student Teaching
0 credits: EDUC 1900G Health Education Seminars
Additional Requirements: Combined course work, undergraduate & graduate, must include a total of 36 credits in English; ATSW Score Report, and membership in a professional organization.